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Completely DIY Lincoln Log House

I played with Lincoln Logs as a kid, there were never enough of them to make anything other than a simple square house. But they were fun, and if you had a few kits combined you could really make some cool stuff.

Well, this redditor decided to make his own Lincoln Logs, and make a full house with them. Ok, not full, but a large house, with a upstairs and balcony and porch. Yes, the video is long, and if you’d like you can watch the sped up version on the reddit post. But it’s worth watching parts of it.

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Wooden Sink

Reddit user CTpizza23 made a farm house style sink out of walnut.  It looks gorgeous, but as many of the commenters on the reddit thread mentioned, it will not last.It’s a shame that we can’t make something waterproof and still transparent, I would love to have something like this in my house one day.  Though I understand the issues with why it’s not the best idea.

wooden sink

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Woodworking!

https://youtu.be/xYYqPoAy9fg

The Japanese are pretty crazy when it comes to their wood working joinery skills.  I remember reading somewhere that it’s all due to the lack of raw materials on the islands.  That meant that they couldn’t use nails, or forge large iron plates to connect timber together, instead they had to come up with these insane impossible looking joints.  It’s really beautiful, and satisfying to watch.  You should check it all out.

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Impressive Wooden Marble Run

The most impressive part of this marble run is the fact that much of it is carved out of food.  Look at the organic shapes made.  It must have taken the guy ages to get all that detail in it.  It doesn’t hurt that marble runs are just fun to watch.

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Wooden Cities

city table

James McNabb is a furniture maker, he uses a bandsaw to make these intricate city skylines out of discarded, and unusable scraps of wood.  I really like the above table.  Especially using the taller buildings as the legs.  It’s not practical for sitting around, or putting stuff under, but it does look cool.

curved city

While these things look cool, I can’t help but be concerned about all the dust that they will eventually collect.  All those nooks and carnies, dust magnets.

Here’s a nice video showing some more detail:

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Wooden Books

I’ve gotten flack before for posting mutilated books, do you think that would have stopped me?  You’d be wrong.  Here’s another example of people using books in an alternative format that I think is awesome, but other people are getting all upset over.

book table

reddit user bisnicks shared this table, which is apparently at a restaurant in Cleveland Ohio called Choolaah.

book table 2

At first I didn’t like it, but now seeing this top view of the whole thing, I think it’s awesome.  I really like the different sizes, and colors of the paper.  I’m not sure if they dyed the pages, or if they were just naturally those colors.  I like how they notched out the edges around the hard covers of the books, that’s a nice touch.  I bet this table took quite some time to make though, lining up all the books, and then making the individual cuts on either side.  Probably cost more then you’d expect.

Some people don’t really like books hanging down, I do, it gives it a more real look as opposed to something that was painted on.

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Logs to Lumber

Ah, woodworking, it’s really a great hobby, and business.  Seeing the process of turning the trees from logs into lumber though is interesting.  I think the most staggering part however is the scale of this one sawmill.  Look at all those logs, and all the wood, and that’s just one.

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